Seeing Sin as a Good Thing

“Unbelief doesn’t see God as the ultimate good. So it can’t see sin as the ultimate evil. It instead sees sin as a good thing and thus God’s commands as a stumbling block to joy. In believing the Devil, I didn’t need a pentagram pendant to wear, neither did I need to memorize a hex or two. All I had to do was trust myself more than God’s Word. I had to believe that my thoughts, my affections, my rights, my wishes, were worthy of absolute obedience and that in laying prostrate before the flimsy throne I’d made for myself, that I’d be doing a good thing.”
~ Jackie Hill Perry
Writer, Speaker, Author & Artist
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Reverse the Irreversible in Your Life

 

“Comebacks don’t seem likely when your back is up against the wall and your hope is depleted. But if you will stay the course, you will discover God’s power to reverse the irreversible in your life.”
~ Tony Evans,
Founder & Senior Pastor – Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship,
Founder & President – The Urban Alternative,
Former Chaplain – Dallas Cowboys, Chaplain – Dallas Mavericks,
Radio Broadcaster – The Alternative & Television Broadcaster

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Her Very Existence on Earth

“A woman who doesn’t apologize for her very existence on Earth is rare, and that’s what I wanted for myself.”
~ Gabourey Sidibe
Actress, Director, Author,
Women Film Critics Circle Awards (2009), Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards (2009),
National Board of Review (2009), Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards (2009), Florida Film Critics Circle Awards (2009),
Hollywood Film Festival (2009), Detroit Film Critics Society Awards (2009), Chicago International Film Festival (2009),
Satellite Awards (2010), NAACP Image Awards (2010), Iowa Film Critics Awards (2010), Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards (2010),
Independent Spirit Awards (2010), Black Reel Awards (2010) & Boston Society of Film Critics Awards (2012)

Who Determines Your Self-Worth?

“Your self-worth is determined by you.
You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.”
~ Beyonce Knowles,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress & Philanthropist

You Can Fail, and That’s OK

“The biggest bit of advice that I’ve ever received,
and something that I’ve seen and experienced, is that,
‘You can fail, and that’s OK – just keep going.
… … It’s that things can fail and absolutely will go wrong –
just keep trying, keep trying, keep trying.’”
~ Tosca Musk
Filmmaker, Executive Producer, Producer, Director & Co-Founder – Passionflix
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The Identity We Will Give Ourselves & The Life That We Inevitably Live

“It is the identity that we ascribe to God out of doubt or faith in His Scriptures
that will determine the identity we will give ourselves and ultimately the life that we inevitably live.
If He is the Creator, then we are created. If He is Master, then we are servants.
If He is love, then we are loved. If He is omnipotent, then we are not as powerful as we think.
If He is omniscient, then there is nowhere to hide. If He cannot lie, then His promises are all true.
It is faith in the truths of God’s character that has the power to completely revolutionize
how our lives are lived out.”
~ Jackie Hill Perry
Writer, Speaker, Author & Artist
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When You Fall, You Can Get Back Up

“I know that being seen as a role model means taking responsibility for all my actions.
I am human, and of course, sometimes I make mistakes.
But, I promise that when I fall, I get back up.”
~ Jennifer Lynn Lopez
Actress, Author, Fashion Designer,
Dancer, Producer & Singer

Trying & Failing at Business

“The entire time I was modeling, I was trying and failing at businesses.
In fact, we would have started our business much sooner had I been more successful.”
“But I look at failure as education. In that respect, I am so well-educated.”
~ Kathy Ireland
Model, Actress, Entrepreneur, Businesswoman, Author, Philanthropist, Activist,
Public Speaker, Anti-Defamation League American Heritage Award (2011), Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Gala Messenger of Peace Award (2012),
California State University honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Ambassador & 9-1-1 For Kids Ambassador
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Be Stubborn About the Vision

“Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision.
Visions don’t change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed.
Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan.”
~ John C. Maxwell,
Author, Speaker & Pastor